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City Hall worker in CDO nabbed in drug buy-bust

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: An employee of the city government was nabbed together with his cousin in an anti-illegal drug buy bust Thursday morning in the city’s major subdivision here.

Col. Henry Dampal, the city’s chief of police, identified the suspects as Macbeth Ratunil Carretas, 44, of Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro  City.

Carretas, reportedly an employee at the city hall’s Human Resource Department, was collared along with his cousin identified as Enesio Ratunil Villanueva, 40, of Ilaya, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.

Dampal said that the police operatives disguised as buyers seized from the suspects 15 grams of illegal Shabu (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) with an estimated street value of P102,000 and a .38 caliber revolver loaded with five live ammunition.

According to Dampal, Ratunil, as a city government employee, was a high value target listed in the law enforcers ‘directorate intelligence.

He said that the suspects were now under the police custodial facility pending the filing of appropriate charges  against them.

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